GBA Spring Conference

Spring 2018

The GBA Spring Conference will be held at the UGA Campus in Griffin, GA from Feb 16th at 5:00pm until Feb 17th at 5:30pm.
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GBA Spring Meeting is full of great speakers, fun beekeeping connections, and an informative dinner. Diana Sammataro, Adam Finkelstein, and Keith Delaplane are our featured speakers. Of course, we will also have interesting Georgia speakers doing breakout sessions throughout Saturday. Some of our regional speakers include Bobby Chaisson, Dan Long, Cindy Hodges, Reese Haren, Lynn Williams, and some Georgia Tech students. Topics will appeal to experienced beekeepers as well as beginners.
The GBA Spring Artisan Show will also be taking place, see the rules here.

The meeting starts on Feb 16th with the GBA Board meeting at 5:00 PM followed by dinner and bee lecture by Diana Sammataro at 7 PM at the Kiwanis Club in Griffin. Dinner will be catered and will include bread, salad, non-alcohol drinks and dessert. The conference takes place all day Feb 17th.

Registration is $45 for members and $60 for nonmembers, which includes lunch. The cost of dinner is $22 per person. Beginning Feb 10, registration will be $65 for everyone.

Be sure to register soon to reserve your spot!

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The Georgia Beekeepers Association

As the state organization for Georgia beekeepers, we provide connections for beekeepers across the state. We do this in several ways:

  • We hold two meetings a year with outstanding speakers and workshops. Our Spring Meeting is held the third weekend in February, and the Fall Meeting is held on the last weekend in September.
  • We publish a monthly newsletter, Spilling the Honey, which includes events and meetings held by clubs across the state each month and throughout the newsletter we include articles and information helpful to our state beekeepers.
  • We also provide public education and service about beekeeping. Our members are speakers to garden clubs, schools, and other educational groups. We have established apiaries in state parks throughout Georgia, have participated in educating prisoners to become beekeepers.
  • We provide a list of beekeepers selling bees, honey and providing services to help the public such as removing swarms or bees living in structures like houses.
  • We send representatives to national beekeeping meetings to assure that we have current knowledge available to us in Georgia.

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Meeting dates have been announced for the next several years. They are:
Year Spring Fall
2018 Feb 16-17
(UGA Campus in Griffin)
Sept 27-29
(Lainer Tech / Forsyth Conference Center)
2019 Feb 15-16 Sept 26-28
2020 Feb 21-22 Sept 24-26
2021 Feb 19-20 Sept 23-25
2022 Feb 18-19 Sept 22-24
2023 Feb 17-18 Sept 28-30